Takeaway: Mikaela is good and so is Aksel

By Chris Freud

So who had a good weekend?Um, that would kinda be an easy question to answer — Mikaela Shiffrin and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal.From our provincial perspective, everyone’s favorite tech skier opened up a can of whatever-you-want-to-call-it in two slalom wins in Aspen, while Svindal went 2-for-2 in speed up in Lake Louise, Alberta.Breaking down the weekend:Super slalom start for ShiffrinHere are the two things that are most impressive about Shiffrin’s weekend.• First, apparently her DNF in the giant slalom on Friday did not carry over into the weekend. While that sounds a little tongue-and-cheek, falling two or three gates before …

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The World Cup takeaway: Mikaela is good, and so is Aksel

By Chris Freud

So who had a good weekend?Um, that would kinda be an easy question to answer — Mikaela Shiffrin and Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal.From our provincial perspective, everyone’s favorite tech skier opened up a can of whatever-you-want-to-call-it in two slalom wins in Aspen, while Svindal went 2-for-2 in speed up in Lake Louise, Alberta.Breaking down the weekend:Super slalom start for ShiffrinHere are the two things that are most impressive about Shiffrin’s weekend.• First, apparently her DNF in the giant slalom on Friday did not carry over into the weekend. While that sounds a little tongue-and-cheek, falling two or three gates before …

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Habitat building schedule booked into 2018

By scott miller

GYPSUM — Since Habitat for Humanity came to the Vail Valley, the nonprofit group has faced a constant challenge: Finding land on which to build homes. The group in the past few years has found a willing partner at the Stratton Flats neighborhood in Gypsum.Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley recently announced it had bought a .7 acre parcel at Stratton Flats. That purchase will allow the construction of another six duplex units in the neighborhood just off U.S. Highway 6. The land purchase — the third so far — will allow Habitat to build homes in Gypsum well into 2018.When …

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Boone’s Wine and Spirits opens in Eagle

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — The way Beverly Barnes sees it, there are really only three types of wine — wine you like, wine you don’t like and wine that is free.That’s a refreshing mantra because, as we all know, people can get downright snooty when it comes to vintages and varieties. But Barnes’ thoughts about wine also signal that the new liquor store in Eagle intends to live up to its motto — buy big, sell low and have fun.Boone’s Wine and Spirits opened its doors last week. It’s not hard to spot the new operation. It is located in the commercial …

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Sunshine Massage Studio in Lionshead takes new-age, acrobatic approach

By Krista Driscoll

VAIL — It’s likely visitors and locals will hear about Samantha Sunshine and her acrobatic and Thai massage studio in Lionshead before they stumble across it. Sunshine Massage Studio is hidden — located in Concert Hall Plaza in Lionshead, next to the Ski Valet and below Moe’s Original BBQ — but word of mouth will likely give the space an obvious presence in the valley soon. Compared to a traditional massage or spa experience, the Sunshine Massage Studio is tapping into a new-age approach. The bodywork Sunshine does is unique, combining techniques of assisted stretching and antigravity support — like …

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On the Hill: 7 inches overnight at Vail

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: With more than half a foot of new snow on the ground, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from Challenge Trees, as well as the newly opened Cady’s Cafe, on Vail Mountain. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, get 20% off yours at Go-Scope.com by using promo code vaildaily20 …

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dZi Foundation is helping build and rebuild Nepal after last spring’s earthquakes

By Randy Wyrick

EDWARDS — dZi (pronounced Zee) is an ancient Tibetan bead. It’s given to bestow health and wealth on your friends.“That’s what we try to do,” said Jim Nowak, founder and president of the dZi Foundation. “They’re highly valued throughout the Himalayan region.”Double disastersDisasters tend to run together in people’s minds.The first earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, 7.3 on the Richter scale. The second, also 7.3 Richter scale, hit May 12.More than 9,000 people died and tens of thousands were homeless, just as the monsoon season was bearing down on them. The brutal Himalayan winter is now on them.So are …

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New flight from Chicago bolsters service

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — As the new ski season gathers strength, the Vail Valley will soon see its annual influx of visitors who fly into the Eagle County Regional Airport. There’s some good news this season, but more to come starting in 2016.First, the good news: United Airlines has added a weekend flight from Chicago. That service will augment existing daily service from American Airlines. That new service comes with no strings, meaning United has started the service on its own, without asking for revenue guarantees.Airlines often ask for guarantees on new routes as insurance against losing money. The money to …

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SourceGas scales back transmission line project

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — The SourceGas plan to replace a 4.6 mile stretch of natural gas transmission line through the Eagle Ranch subdivision is now in its final engineering design phase and it looks like the company will be downsizing the scope of the project and completing the work inside its existing easement.A press release from SourceGas says the company has conducted extensive analysis of the pipeline wall thickness and the application of federal safety standards governing the volume of gas that can flow through the pipeline. SourceGas noted it enlisted a third party engineering firm to assist in this process. As …

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SourceGas scales back Eagle transmission line project

By Pam Boyd

EAGLE — The SourceGas plan to replace a 4.6 mile stretch of natural gas transmission line through the Eagle Ranch subdivision is now in its final engineering design phase and it looks like the company will be downsizing the scope of the project and completing the work inside its existing easement.A press release from SourceGas says the company has conducted extensive analysis of the pipeline wall thickness and the application of federal safety standards governing the volume of gas that can flow through the pipeline. SourceGas noted it enlisted a third party engineering firm to assist in this process. As …

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